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Thursday, June 16, 2011

The Roudup!

Patrick wated a cowboy party for his 7th birthday....I happily complied.

Whenn guests arrived we geared them up with hats, bandanas and name tag sheriff badges we got from Oriental Trading Company.


There's a new sheriff in town...


These are the "loot" bags that each child got at the end of the evening. They had a squirt gun, brand tatoos, a deck of playig cards, a horseshoe magnet, western silly bands and a bag of 'gold' gum. I found this great twine to tie the badanas with that looked like barbed wire...super cute!





I did something a little different for the cake this year. I made Patrick a small individual cake and then made up these cake jars for our guests. I had four different flavors to choose from and two different sizes of mason jars. They were very easy to make and eliminated the time I would normally spend cutting and distributing the cake during the party, leaving more time for me to just enjoy it! A bonus was that guests who didn't have room in their tummy could easily take them home.


For our drinks we had "cactus juice", root beer in bottles and water.



I found various country fabrics that I used to decorate, and a western background that I got at the party store...I also used that for the backdrop for our photobooth! We had hot dogs, baked beans, corn on the cob, chips, and watermelon triangles for dinner.


We purchased an outfit for the birthday complete with a belt buckle! He looked soooo cute!


As you ca see, our guests got into the fun, too!





Randy made an old fashioned shooting booth for us and it was perfect! The kids used dart guns to shoot at targets...

Of course the men had to try it out, too! But they used an airsoft gun instead of the kids dart guns...








Next stop-ROPING!
We used a real lariat and let the kids try their hand at lassoing a stick horse stuck in a bale of hay...they actually did really good! Most kids were eventually able to do it!!!








Ellie was more interested in riding than roping.


Love these beautiful girls...




This is the little cake I made for Patrick...he really loved having his VERY OWN cake!



And here is a sample of some of the fun that was had in the photo booth...



After it got dark we built a fire in the firepit and made smores and roasted marshmallows. It was a great time.
I love parties, I love friends, and I LOVE my family....


1 comment:

  1. It was awesome! You're hired for the next party! ~~~ From Randy

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